SeaDream set to explore the Upper-Amazon in 2013

SeaDream Yacht Club is offering a unique, seven-day voyage on the Upper-Amazon River in 2013. The voyage sails from Iquitos, Peru roundtrip, March 16-23. “There are currently no other luxury vessels of SeaDream’s size sailing the Upper-Amazon. In addition to it being a unique itinerary, it’s ideal for those preferring just a week-long voyage to explore this amazingly diverse area,”says SeaDream president Bob Lepisto. The intermediary ports include Leticia, Columbia; Panelas, Brazil; Jutai, Brazil; Santo Antonio do Ica, Brazil; Amatura, Brazil; Monkey Island, Columbia and Pebas, Peru. SeaDream has arranged for a team of local experts to sail onboard, including naturalists, a botanist, a historian and an expedition leader. This “expedition team”will be taking guests on complimentary zodiac safaris, village walks and jungle treks in the Upper-Amazon. The team will also provide daily lectures and presentations, sharing their immense knowledge of the Amazon Rainforest and River. Near Leticia, Colombia guests will arrive by zodiac to “Monkey Island,”a sanctuary for monkeys and an opportunity to hand feed squirrel monkeys. In Panelas, Brazil guests on zodiacs will skim past massive lily pads and peer up at towering ceiba trees as they are taken to an area noted for its sloths, monkeys and Tamandua anteaters. At the end of each day’s jungle adventures, guests return to their expedition base, SeaDream II. To compliment this voyage, guests may book a pre- or post-land travel program to Machu Picchu. (